RPE Face Fit Testing
All employees in the UK who wear respiratory protective equipmet (RPE) are required by law to obtain certification confirming the RPE fits and provides effective protection.
RPE is worn by personnel working in environments where the air is unfit to breath.
Respirators fall into two basic types including:
- Air Purifying Respirators (APR) - filtering contaminants from the ambient air
- Supplied Air Respirators (SAR) - providing clean air from a separate source such as a compressor or high-pressure cylinder
AIS Training offer a full range of qualitative and quantitative face fit tests.
Delegates completing an RPE Face Fit Test will be able to;
- Determine the specific masks which fit their face to provide adequate protection
This test is for half masks.
Delegates must come clean shaven and bring the mask(s) with them to be tested.
Please do not to eat, drink or smoke 15 minutes before the test. Do not attend the test if you have had cold or sinus problems 7 days previous to the test or have not been checked by an occupational nurse.